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  • Jwebb1115

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    #33735725 - 11 months ago

    In reply to Jacinta-Capelety


    Yeah I shoulda been more detailed about her personality and her weapon and the hard light concept slipped my mind honestly. As for her semblance I was in fact inspired viridian trailer. I originally had an idea that the glyphs explode on there own after a short like a sort of concussion blast and hitting it with different arrows adds different effects. I just thought having it be a semblance where the user would have to put in work to fully utilize it would kinda make it balanced.

  • Jacinta-Capelety

    Jacinta-Capelety

    #33735727 - 11 months ago

    In reply to Jwebb1115

    Ah. Alright then. In that case yeah, it's a good semblance, it just needs some better phrasing. Some of the concepts do kinda dance a fine line between original and strikingly similar to the viridian trailer character, but if you're ok with some people giving this character a few suspicious looks due to the similarities, or if you can find some ways to slightly tweak it so it's not so similar (I think making the semblance some symbol other than a glyph would probably create enough of a difference to get rid of 67% of the suspicious looks), than I'd say this character just needs built up a bit more. Nothing bad, it just needs more.

  • PaperGodzilla

    PaperGodzilla

    #33735729 - 11 months ago

    In reply to Jacinta-Capelety 


    The weapon from the images and the discription seems like a physical bow but instead of arrow it forms energy bolts. I am assumeing this is like Neptune's and Penny's energy weapon.  You could give this weapon a super charge effect  were you pull the bow back and hold it.  you could have it give you a super blast.  somting like the spiderbot in the black trailer or penny's big attack.  the melee wepaon I would refer to as a sword staff or maybe even  Bat'leth from Star Trek.


    for your semblances I like the charging an object with kinetic force so it becomes a bomb.  You could make them time bombs and then if you shoot the they detinated it early.  For more detail in the effect you could store up kinetic force through out the day every move charges your pool of kinetic that you can put into the bombs.

  • Ace-of-Rogues

    Ace-of-Rogues FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Main Weapon: Rapier Wit

    #33735730 - 11 months ago

    In reply to Jwebb1115

    In reply to Jacinta-Capelety

    Personally I don't think "energy weapon" is too vague. I've often seen it used as a sort of sci-fi shorthand for anything that shoots or uses lasers, plasma, etc. with the added bonus of being vague enough that it's harder for people to point out specific reasons why the concept wouldn't work in reality. Thus, the lightsabers and blasters of Star Wars could both be classified as "energy weapons". It's a bit vague, but I think it still gets enough of the core concept across.

  • Jacinta-Capelety

    Jacinta-Capelety

    #33735731 - 11 months ago

    In reply to PaperGodzilla

    I'd recommend NOT using comparisons to another franchise as a method of explaining something. Anyone not familiar with the series you reference will still have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. For example, I've never watched anything Star Trek related, and have absolutely no idea what you're referring to when you say "Bat'leth".

    In reply to Ace-of-Rogues

    I always assumed the light sabers were plasma. They behave like it.

  • PaperGodzilla

    PaperGodzilla

    #33735733 - 11 months ago

    In reply to Jacinta-Capelety well that's why I include the series it's form so people could look it up.  There's not really a better description of a staff with blades on each end and by looking at the photo it looks like the bat'leth.

  • Jacinta-Capelety

    Jacinta-Capelety

    #33735738 - 11 months ago

    In reply to PaperGodzilla

    And how many people are you expecting to care enough to look it up? It's a writers job to explain things in a clear manner. If you have to make comparisons to a separate work, that conveys an unwillingness to put in the effort to explain it properly in a way all audience members can understand. And some people can get annoyed by the idea that a writer is expecting them to do work in the form of research when they could have done the effort themselves. If the writer doesn't care enough to explain things properly, why should the audience care enough to pay attention to the character?

  • FlameHaze001

    FlameHaze001

    #33735740 - 11 months ago

  • Rakolai

    Rakolai FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Huntsman

    #33735741 - 11 months ago

    In reply to Jacinta-Capelety

    In reply to PaperGodzilla


    For the sake of nipping this in the bud, this is what a Bat'leth looks like.

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    However, PaperGodzilla, to make a point off of what Jacinta said, I would strongly recommend including a reference image if you refer to something that some people might not be familiar with, especially if you're having a hard time describing it. For example, your description of "a staff with blades on each end" might be how you describe a Bat'leth but for me, it makes me think of something like this:

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    Having a picture of what you're talking about would, at the very least, provide a visual example of your suggestion and help avoid any confusion.

  • VoshTheStampede

    VoshTheStampede FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold For Science

    #33735745 - 11 months ago

    In reply to Rakolai


    This also highlights that the Bat'leth (like many Klingon weapons) is woefully impractical and... just kinda shitty. 

  • VoshTheStampede

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    #33735759 - 11 months ago

    Sorry for double post, but, uh....comic!


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  • Jacinta-Capelety

    Jacinta-Capelety

    #33735783 - 11 months ago

    In reply to jVictor

    Uh oh, Gawain's getting serious. Shit's about to go down!

  • FlameHaze001

    FlameHaze001

    #33735842 - 11 months ago

  • FlameHaze001

    FlameHaze001

    #33736001 - 11 months ago

  • Jacinta-Capelety

    Jacinta-Capelety

    #33736007 - 11 months ago

    In reply to FlameHaze001

    You don't really need to announce that you're gonna be absent. I'm pretty sure everyone here will just assume that if you're not posting regularly, you either have nothing you want to say, or you're busy. Or both.

  • VoshTheStampede

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    #33736276 - 11 months ago

    Gawain shots guns and doesn't afraid of anything:


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  • Malochroma

    Malochroma FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Mollymaukery

    #33736840 - 11 months ago

    In reply to c4ble

    In reply to FlameHaze001

    As someone who recently almost completely broke down from trying to juggle animation AND writing AND a full time job with very little sleep or proper nutrition, I 100% encourage Flame to go down the route that lets them maintain their job and their mental and physical health. If they need a few weeks' break from writing to adjust to the sudden change in Life Schedule, I say they should take it. Whatever works.

  • Monodramatic

    Monodramatic

    #33736841 - 11 months ago

    In reply to c4ble


    This feels so out of the blue. Firemane isn't exactly doing anything unhealthy by taking a step back from an environment he finds stressful, even moreso if he's also got work going on. Why are you so bothered by it?

  • VoshTheStampede

    VoshTheStampede FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold For Science

    #33736855 - 11 months ago

    In reply to Monodramatic


    I think Cable's just frustrated because Firemane has a demonstrated habit of exaggerating their problems in an attempt to gain sympathy. It's not that someone's saying "Yo, I'm taking a break from content creation for mental health reasons" that set him off. It's that Firemane's the one doing it.

  • AnimeAnnemarie

    AnimeAnnemarie

    #33736903 - 11 months ago

    In reply to jVictor I don't even think it's purely that, it's also that it's not really necessary to announce it like that. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • VoshTheStampede

    VoshTheStampede FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold For Science

    #33736920 - 11 months ago

    In reply to AnimeAnnemarie


    I can get that. I disappear from this thread all the time and never announce it. In fact, announcing it does come off as pretentious. 

  • Jacinta-Capelety

    Jacinta-Capelety

    #33736923 - 11 months ago

    In reply to jVictor

    It's especially pretentious in this context because announcing you're leaving kinda carries the undertone that you believe there are people here following your work intently enough that they'll be, at the very least, mildly dis-satisfied with the idea they won't get to see more of your work soon. But to my memory, Firemane hasn't posted any new material in quite a while. He's just kinda shown up, said he was back, did some hellos, maybe posted a sentence or two about a current topic, and then announced he was leaving. He's implying that people here will be dis-satisfied that they won't get to see more of his work despite the fact he hasn't given anyone a reason to be interested in his work yet, because the people that have been on this forum long enough to remember some of Firemane's older work either don't visit much, if at all, any more, or would rather forget those OCs all together, and the new people haven't gotten to see his work at all, therefor leaving no reason to believe anyone is following his work at all, let alone disappointed that they can't see more of it. The only time I can think of that I announced I wouldn't be around for a while was when I got introduced to Hiveswap a few weeks back, and if memory serves, that was very recently after a newer member of the forum had expressed some interest in seeing the progress of the SIN-dicate, primarily for Carmine, so I wasn't completely without reason to believe some people might wonder why the progress of the character seemed to have suddenly halted. ......I don't know why I felt the need to go on this tangent. I think I just really like to verbally contextualize my view of situations some times.

  • AnimeAnnemarie

    AnimeAnnemarie

    #33736950 - 11 months ago

    Whenever I leave I make a post about it on my profile, haha

  • VoshTheStampede

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    #33737018 - 11 months ago

    See? Gawain's a nice guy:


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  • Jacinta-Capelety

    Jacinta-Capelety

    #33737019 - 11 months ago

    In reply to jVictor

    I feel like an psycho analyst could have a field day with the fact that you're statement combined with the comic page could be interpreted to mean that your idea of what allows someone to qualify as a "nice guy" is them simply not wanting to kill someone.